grifter grifter

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud

Usage(s):

  1. The head grifter is Sydney Chaplin, who acts as if he were carved in lard.
  2. Sure, it might be a little strange growing up with a wealthy mother who's a world-class grifter and uses a couple dozen aliases, but it's not as if there's no upside.
  3. The one complaint that our household has: Joshua Jackson is too consistent and nice for the griftershirker he started as in the first episode.

News

  • Will Smith's 'Focus' eyes Margot Robbie for role vacated by Kristen Stewart

    By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Margot Robbie, who will soon be seen alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street," is in early talks for the female lead opposite Will Smith in WB's grifter movie "Focus," TheWrap has learned. While there is no official offer on the table, Robbie landed the plum part after recently testing for the role, according to an individual familiar ...
    on July 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Vaughn explains that the new season's second episode, set in Vegas, will have an added element of tension because the powers-that-be recognize Stroller "from the old days when I used to be a grifter and play against the house."
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Robert Vaughn Source: News1130

  2. "The show is a compendium of some of the most appealing archetypes in the history of television: the doctor, the fugitive, the grifter," Levinson said.
    on May 16, 2010 By: Paul Levinson Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

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